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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
December 19, 2014 White House Doesn’t Rule Out Cybercounterattack in Sony HackSource: Time
The White House is treating the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment as a “serious national security matter” and is currently devising a “proportional response” to the cyberattack, press secretary Josh Earnest said...
December 19, 2014 How Obamacare Has Changed My HospitalSource: Time
So far in 2014, we have brought almost 7,500 new patients into primary care facilitating better preventative health and chronic disease management
December 19, 2014 GAO: Federal Food-Safety Oversight Needs Better CoordinationSource: Food Safety News
The federal government could be doing more to achieve the goals of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food-safety efforts, according to a 46-page report published Thursday by the U.S. Government...
Research & Insights
December 4, 2014 6 Charts That Illustrate Vladimir Putin's World of PainSource: Bloomberg
It's not a good time to be Vladimir Putin. Faced with collapsing oil prices and sanctions from the west, the Russian economy is on the verge of going into recession. The ruble is collapsing, inflation is spiking, and the Russian...
December 4, 2014 Fed Beige Book Shows ‘Widespread’ Job Gains Across U.SSource: BusinessWeek
A Federal Reserve survey showed businesses across the country are hiring workers in industries from aerospace to finance, adding to evidence of labor-market strength ahead of key jobs data tomorrow.
November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World BankSource: Times Live
In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.
Commentary & Opinion
December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American CenturySource: Time
America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...
December 17, 2014 Beware The Approaching Silent Killer: InfluenzaSource: Forbes
Now that the media have finished with the luridly reported and absurdly exaggerated concerns about Ebola in the U.S., they might wish to consider a genuine imminent threat to our health: influenza. The “flu,” which is marked by...
December 17, 2014 Hedge Fund Manager Who Remembers 1998 Rout Says Prepare for PainSource: Bloomberg
“My long-standing view on EM currencies is that they could melt down because there has simply been way too much cumulative capital flows,” said Jen. “Nothing the EM economics can do will stop these potential outflows as long as...
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